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One million told to evacuate ahead of 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

One million told to evacuate ahead of 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence At around 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Hurricane Florence had strengthened to a Category 4 storm. Forecasters said it now has maximum sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour and even stronger gusts. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Tropical Storm Florence A The official track from the National Hurricane Center now takes Florence well south of Bermuda on Tuesday and continues heading west on Wednesday towards the southeastern United States . Tropical storm Florence is becoming a "better organized" weather system that will likely strengthen into a hurricane late on Saturday, weather forecasters said. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon Makes Landfall, Claims Child As First Fatality

Tropical Storm Gordon Makes Landfall, Claims Child As First Fatality A hurricane warning is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River near the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Alabama-Florida border, with tropical storm warnings ranging from Morgan City, La., to the Florida Panhandle. Dauphin Island, off the coast of Alabama, took a direct hit. Trucks with the Alabama Department of Transportation work to block off a flooded part of US Highway 98 while fi... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court Read his opening statement if you want to understand the scope of what Senate Republicans are seeking to achieve by rushing the Kavanaugh nomination through before anyone has a meaningful chance to review more information about his 35 months of executive branch service. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon tracks toward central Gulf coast; landfall expected tonight

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect. "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage". Gordon is expected to dissipate by Saturday somewhere in the central U.S. For everyone else, the mayor is urging them to stock up on supplies, and shelter in place. [Full Article...]

Potential Tropical Storm Moving Toward Northern Gulf; Tropical Storm Watch Issued

Potential Tropical Storm Moving Toward Northern Gulf; Tropical Storm Watch Issued At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide. The storm is expected to move away from the southwestern Florida coast and reach coastal MS and Louisiana by late Tuesday. Police advised beach-goers to stay indoors. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help, ' the weather service in Miami said. The water could reach the following heig... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to Stop Transporting US Astronauts to Space After 2019, Official Says

Russian Federation to Stop Transporting US Astronauts to Space After 2019, Official Says NASA says cabin pressure is holding steady on the International Space Station after crews repaired a small hole in one of the Soyuz spacecraft attached to it. Mission controllers were first alerted to the issue by air pressure sensors on board the station. At the same time, the Director of the Russian program of space flight Sergei Krikalev told the news Agency TASS reported that Russia may... [Full Article...]

Tropical wave sets sight on Florida for Labor Day weekend

Tropical wave sets sight on Florida for Labor Day weekend The system had maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and was moving west at 12 miles per hour. After Florence, the next name on the 2018 storm list is Gordon. The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began on June 1, and it seemed that it would be an extra active season since Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in late May (a full week and a half before the official start of the season). [Full Article...]

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla Assuming the system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the list is Florence. It brought with it wave heights of 17.81 metres, top gusts of 191 km/h and sustained winds (10-minute mean) of 111km/h when it hit the country in October. [Full Article...]

Calif. passes bill eliminating fossil fuels by the year 2045

Calif. passes bill eliminating fossil fuels by the year 2045 California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday eliminating bail before trial. The organization is involved with bail overhaul efforts in more than 30 other states. SB 10 authors Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, negotiated for nearly a year with the reform groups and lobbyists for the bail industry, alongside Cantil-Sakauye and judges on her Pretrial Detention Reform W... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane Strengthens, Threatening Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Lane Strengthens, Threatening Hawaiian Islands By the evening, the storm's center is expected to be about 250 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 200 miles south of South Point. In fact, Hawaii has weathered landfalls from only two tropical storms and two hurricanes since 1959, CNN reported . [Full Article...]

Why Trump’s plan to roll back carbon emission regulations could be deadly

Why Trump’s plan to roll back carbon emission regulations could be deadly A technical analysis released by the EPA suggests that the new plan would decrease carbon dioxide emissions by no more than 2% compared to doing nothing. The rule also could allow power plant owners to sidestep costly permits for those improvements. Despite the best efforts of Trump, Wheeler, and their pals in the fossil fuel industry, clean energy is winning nationwide and helping to reduce t... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm

Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm Chevalier says that by early Friday, the hurricane is forecast to be a Category 2 with winds up to 110 miles per hour (177 kph) and the center located west of Hawaii Island and south of Honolulu . Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 120 miles. At about 5 p.m. [Full Article...]

Cat 5 cyclone aims for Big Island

Cat 5 cyclone aims for Big Island The California Task Force 8 will be sending 35 members to Kauai before Hurricane Lane, which strengthened to a Category 5 storm early Wednesday. Roofs and walls will collapse. The hurricane, which is forecast to begin pummeling the islands later today (Aug. 22), has already prompted the governor of Hawaii to declare a state of emergency. [Full Article...]

Former U.S. security leaders blast Trump for yanking John Brennan’s clearance

Former U.S. security leaders blast Trump for yanking John Brennan’s clearance Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump , after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan . Trump has denied that he stripped Brennan's security clearance to silence a critic. "I've never respected him; I've never had a lot of respect", Trump said. [Full Article...]

View shooting stars during Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11-12

View shooting stars during Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11-12 Stargazers will be able to see the falling debris as " shooting stars ". Starting tonight and through the weekend, Shenandoah National Park will be hosting the "Night Sky Festival", with space-related activities, and a front row seat to a meteor shower. [Full Article...]

Article image SpaceX uses newest Falcon 9 booster for second time

Article image SpaceX uses newest Falcon 9 booster for second time The satellite is expected to be in service for 15 or more years. The first stage successfully landed on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You, which was waiting in position in the Atlantic Ocean (a camera feed loss at the moment of landing created a bit of extra drama). [Full Article...]

Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide

Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide The state's governor has declared a state of emergency. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , almost 300 sea turtles have died since a red tide algae bloom started late previous year between Sarasota and Collier counties. [Full Article...]

Meet NASA's New Astronauts Flying SpaceX And Boeing Ships to Space

Mr. Behnken, Mr. Boe, Mr. Hurley and Mr. Williams were named in 2015 as NASA's "commercial crew cadre" and have been working with Boeing and SpaceX on the development of the spacecraft and the simulators that will be used to train astronauts to fly. [Full Article...]

U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules Under the policy enacted by the Obama administration in 2012 , the target would have risen progressively from 37mpg (6.4L/100km) in the 2020 model year to 46.5mpg (5.1L/100km) in 2025 model year. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The administration's proposal would freeze USA mileage standards at 2020 levels, when the new vehicle fleet will be required to hit an average of 30 miles per ... [Full Article...]


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